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, it prevents the senate from passing things but on a more basic level of day-to-day lives this isy barack obama can't get any of his nominations through. the senate republicans have stood in the way of many nominations. they've unanimously blocked or filibustered any minority or woman that barack obama suggested to get in the judiciary. this is the existing problem in the functioning of the government and something that harry reid should have stood up for today. this is a horrible deal and they haven't filled is it out yet. >> jennifer: it is depressing as we lead into the next story karl, about guns, it makes one very discouraged that something will ever get done. the national rifle association afternooned an attack on senator feinstein, and they said, senator feinstein has been trying to ban guns from law-abiding citizens for decades. it's disappointing but not surprising that she's once again focused on curtailing the constitution. curtailing the constitution. karl, what is getting lost in translation here? >> i think the message that dianne feinstein or many others would say to the n ra you
secretary of state. senator kerry is noted for his experience and relationship building skills. he was nominated by president obama after his first choice, united nations ambassador susan rice withdrew her name. >>> senator kerry will undoubtedly be forced to deal with north korea while at the state department. the communist nation said today it will carry out further rocket launches and a nuclear test that would target the united states. the announcement comes one day after the united nations security council agreed to a u.s. backed resolution to censure and sanction north korea for a rocket launch last month. >>> coming up on wusa9, get a room. we'll tell but a new campaign to bring couples and their cash to d.c. >> howard? >> jc, we have sunshine now but some winds are beginning to gust. these temperatures are some kind of cold. 23 at andrews. 25 crofton. 24 centreville. i'll be back talking about storm number >>> a new campaign is under way to bring love, romance and people to the nation's capital. date nights d.c. is an effort to increase hotel bookings, restaurant reservation
: president obama's nominee for secretary of state - - senator john kerry -- took the first step toward senate confirmation today. newshour congressional correspondent kwame holman reports. >> reporter: for john kerry, it was a day long in coming. the diplomat's son, veteran senator, and former democratic presidential nominee has been considered a potential secretary of state for years. >> you've almost lived your entire life for this moment. >> reporter: indeed, kerry first appeared before the senate foreign relations committee in 1971, as a vietnam veteran challenging senators over the war. >> we cannot fight communism all over the world and i think we should have learnt that lesson by now. >> reporter: now, the massachusetts democrat chairs the committee, and he warned today that the u.s. must put its fiscal house in order, to lead in the age of an emerging china and the arab awakening. >> it is urgent that we show people in the rest of the world that we can get our business done in an effective and timely way. every day that goes by where america is uncertain about engaging in that arena o
, and to have this opportunity to join with senator warren and senator mccain in introducing president obama's nominee to be the next secretary of state. i was very honored when john asked me to take part in this because john is the right choice to carry forward the obama administration's foreign policy, and i urge his speedy confirmation. as we have heard from both the chairman and the ranking member and just now senator warren, he will bring a record of leadership and service that is exemplary. he has a view of the world that he has acted on first as that young returning veteran from vietnam who appeared before this committee through the time that he served with such distinction as its chairman. he's been a valued partner to this administration and to me personally. he has fought for our diplomats and development experts. he understands the value of investing in america's global leadership, and as we work to implement the accountability board's recommendations, he's committed to doing whatever it takes to prevent another attack and protect our people in posts around the world. working toge
ahead, senator feinstein introduces a new assault weapons ban in front of a massive display of guns ten years after writing the original ban. what are the chances this one will pass? >>> this hour, president obama makes another big nomination and it is a woman. it comes at the time, of course, when some criticized a lack of diversity in the president's cabin cabinet. live coverage of the announcement and join our conversation on twitter, you can find us. ...so as you can see, geico's customer satisfaction is at 97%. mmmm tasty. and cut! very good. people are always asking me how we make these geico adverts. so we're taking you behind the scenes. this coffee cup, for example, is computer animated. it's not real. geico's customer satisfaction is quite real though. this computer-animated coffee tastes dreadful. geico. 15 minutes could save you 15 % or more on car insurance. someone get me a latte will ya, please? we asked total strangers to watch it for us. thank you so much. i appreciate it. i'll be right back. they didn't take a dime. how much in fees does your bank take to watch your mo
exchanges occurred after a republican senator ask why it took the obama administration so long to determine the assault was actually not the result of any spontaneous protest. here is secretary clinton's response to that. >> with all due respect, the fact is we had four dead americans. >> i understand. >> whether it was because after protest or because of guys out for a walk one night decided they would go kill some americans, what difference at this point does it make? it is our job to figure out what happened and do everything we can to prevent it from ever happening again, senator. martha: that was the most heated moment of the proceedings yesterday. joined by wyoming republican senator john barrasso, who was there who also questioned senator clinton. secretary of state clinton yesterday. he is on the senate foreign relations committee. welcome, good to have you here. >> thank you, martha. martha: why you surprised by that reaction? >> i was because it really does make a difference. it makes a difference to the american people. i would imagine it makes a big difference to the press and o
president obama in 2006 when he was a senator. he was visiting baghdad. >> you mentioned that. >> and i got to ask my question so i say, mr. president, this is the second time i met you. did i ask the hardball question, drones, civil liberties? no, i did not. i guess i'm not at liberty to say what i asked about but it was soft. >> typical. thank you for the admission. michael hastings and the book is called "panic 2012" a great read. thank you so much for joining us and we'll be right back. we've all had those moments. when you lost the thing you can't believe you lost. when what you just bought, just broke. or when you have a little trouble a long way from home... as an american express cardmember you can expect some help. but what you might not expect, is you can get all this with a prepaid card. spends like cash. feels like membership. i've got two tickets to paradise!l set? pack your bags, we'll leave tonight. uhh, it's next month, actually... eddie continues singing: to tickets to... paradiiiiiise! no four. remember? whoooa whooaa whooo! you know ronny, folks who save hundreds of dolla
after hillary clinton was grilled about benghazi, she was back to join the same senators in lavishing praise on her presumed successor. >> john is the right choice to carry forward the obama administration's foreign policy. and i urge his speedy confirmation. >> if you confirm me, i would take office as secretary, proud that the senate is in my blood. but equally proud that so too is the foreign service. >> reporter: john mccain and kerry forged close bonds over vietnam. both naval officers, mccain was imprisoned. kerry returned to testify against the war in 1971. his first appearance before this committee. >> how do you ask a man to be the last man to die in vietnam? >> reporter: decades later, they united as senators to resolve p.o.w. issues and normalize relations with vietnam. >> working toward that end with john and witnessing almost daily his exemplary statesmanship is one of the highest privileges i've had here. >> reporter: today, they do have differences. mccain is more willing to arm the rebels in syria. >> i think we ought to tell the syrian people that we're either going t
is the committee's chairman, so new jersey senator robert menendez will preside over the hearing. president obama nominated kerry last month to succeed hillary clinton at the state department. the president says kerry's earned the respect and confidence of leaders around the world. >>> a developing story now out of north korea. the south korean government says north korea may be preparing a nuclear test. the associated press reports that north korea is warninging it's ready to conduct a test as well as carry out more long-range missile launches, threatening to wage a "full-fledged confrontation again the u.s." for what it calls continued hostility. the threats come days after the u.n. condemned the country's rocket launch last month. >>> yesterday, schools placed thes ha uva's college at wise on lockdown after reports of a gunman. the students who reported seeing him later confessed it was a hoax. >>> the battle over the debt limit may not play out until spring. the senate could vote as early as tomorrow on a bill that will let the government continuing borrowing money through mid-may. the house
. on another matter, i wish to commend president obama for nominating senator kerry to be our next secretary of state. there are few, if any, people in america today who have the breadth of experience that senator kerry's had. as a military officer, he's a highly decorated veteran. as a lieutenant governor, as a u.s.a. chairman. as cairm of the of -- as chairman of the foreign relations committee in the senate. he is exceptionally well qualified to be the next senator of state. john kerry's has extraordinary intellect ect with his come and inindict. to those who have worked him over the years, travels about with him over the years, it is crystal clear that is he a natural of natural diplomat. he loifs. he's instinctively drawing to understanding and address the global courage status of our time. as a multilingual person i havary haim in discussions and capital -- and i've washed those who are there pay special attention to what he has to say. so we have machine is somebody whose not going to have foyer season treang. now, i chair et appropriations committee subon the department of state and
magazines and closing loopholes. host: gun control could split obama, reid. they say backing restrictions could hurt the senate leader and other democrats. this story points out that for some democrats up for reelection, supporting the president will be treacherous terrain. they go on to talk about facing reelection battles in states where gun control is politically unpopular making potential votes on the proposals problematic. what might the strategy be at your organization to work with these folks to get what you want done? guest: what we intend to do is to make clear there is broad support from gun owners and nra members for a number of these measures. to show the politics of this issue. the country's attitudes toward this issue has changed significantly since the last time we had a debate, a comprehensive conversation with the american people reducing gun violence. i think you have seen over time poll after poll showed that people support these approaches. people want to have a background check for every purchase and sale of a gun because you do not want to have guns in the hands of c
representing us. thank you. >> thank you, senator. secretary clinton. >> thank you, mr. chairman. it's very good to be back and to have this opportunity to join with senator warren and senator mccain in introducing president obama's nominee to be the next secretary of state. i was very honored when john asked me to take part in this because john is the right choice to carry forward the obama administration's foreign policy, and i urge his speedy confirmation. as we've heard from both the chairman and the ranking member and just now senator warren, he will bring a record of leadership and service that is exemplary. he has a view of the world that he has acted on. first as that young returning veteran from vietnam who appeared before this committee, through the times that he served with such distinction as chairman. he's been a valued partner to this administration and to me personally. he has fought for our diplomats and development experts. he understands the value of investing in america's global leadership, and as we work to implement the accountability review board's recommendations, he'
successful. because of her star power as a former first lady, former senator from new york and former presidential candidate, she was able to help president obama repair the nation's battered reputation around the world. i don't think we'll see a secretary of state of her caliber for a very long time. >> that's quite an assessment. thank you for get up with us this morning. >> thank you. >>> turning now to our first look at some of the other stories going on around america. we begin with an amazing explosion of metal and debris in vermont. a store surveillance video camera captured a freight train barrelling through a tractor-trailer at a rail crossing. the truck driver was distracted and failed to notice the plane. >>> now to the windy city of chicago. freezing conditions have frozen the remains of a torched warehouse. about 200 firefighters braved bitter cold and raging flames before dousing the fire. officials say the ice encrusted structure will have to be demolished. >>> anarctic blast packing wind and snow ripped the roof of michigan's pontiac silver dome. the weather conditions
when john asked me to take part in this, because john is the right choice. to carry forward the obama administration's foreign policy and i urge his immediate confirmation. >> secretary clinton's visit to the hill is likely her last and today's questioning of senator cerris downright uneventful compared to the questioning of the secretary of state clinton yesterdayabout -- benghazi. we're live on capitol hill. sounds like loumakes think confirmation of the swift boated one is a done deal. >> that's right. we should expect a confirmation vote next tuesday for senator kerry if he is confirmed, which we expect he will be, he will inherit a whole lot of problems. senator marco rubio, republican of florida, had a line about foreign policy saying the key is making sure you're not trying to do more than we can, while also ensuring we are not doing less than we should. rubio rattled off the hot spots in the mideast and kerry offered the this response. >> there's a monumental transformation taking place. this this biggest upheaval in that part of the world since the ottoman empire. since it ca
. >> senator kerry, thanks for coming today and your testimony. i agree with candidate barack obama who said in 2007 that the president doesn't have the power under the constitution to unilaterally authorize a military attack. do you agree with candidate barack obama or do you agree with president obama who took us to war in libya without congressional authority unilaterally? >> senator paul, one of the things this committee has spent a lot of time is on the war powers act which i support. and i believe in congressional authority to go to war. i have argued that on occasion with respect to some things here, but there are occasions which i have supported where a president of the united states has to make a decision immediately and implement that decision, execute on it immediately. i supported ronald reagan when he sent troops into grenada and i supported president bush when he sent troops into panama and i supported president clinton when he did what needed to be done in bosnia and kosovo and so forth. i think the president behaved in that tradition. >> i would argue that the constitution ha
senator from massachusetts, elizabeth warren and republican senator john mccain. >>> president obama's second term barely underway. a lot of political buzz about 2016 and the next presidential election and some of the things happening fuelling that buzz. you have hillary clinton's testimony about the terrorist attack in benghazi, libya adding to the speculation about whether or not she is going to run. some consider clint's five hour confrontation as a sign of things to come. and then you have vice president joe biden shaking hands, jogging along the parade route after the inauguration, was he trying to show he is pretty fit enough to be president in four years? joining us to talk about all of this anna navarra and larry, the director for the center for paul acs at the university of virginia. larry, i want to start off with you. a lot of people say we might be seeing a preview of 2016. folks i have talked to say bill clinton making sure there are no barack obamas around the corner, clearing the way for his wife. can you see any signs? can you read the tea leaves? >> i think people ar
are on the subject, though, of improving the senate and making ate better place there's a bit of coincidental timing today. president obama has nominated mary jo white, the former u.s. attorney for the southern district of new york for the s.e.c. and about a decade ago played an instrumental role of making senate a slightly better place. why? she investigated a senator of new york accused of a donor, a convicted felon donor. the donor accused of plying the senator and helping the north korean government. she declined to indict him and didn't think that that guy holds up on the stand and referred it to the senate ethics committee. they severely admonished him and then a prosecutor's memo said that it found the accusations against bob torricelli to be materially credible. the party panicked. they forced him out of the party. i think we have a ten-second clip. this is the implosion of bob torricelli ten years ago. here it is. >> when did we become such an unforgiving people? how did we become a society when a person can build credibility your entire life to have it question ed by someone whose wod is o
: but the ban faces stiff opposition from conservativees, such as senate republican leader mitch mcconnell, who released this robo call in his home state of kentucky. >> president obama and his team are doing everything in their power to restrict your constitutional rights toa bear and keep arms. >> reporter: and it will be tough for feinstein to win over some democrats from conservative and rural states. what's your message to democrats who oppose this? >> look, the message to democrats is see what your silence does? there will be more of these. these aren't going to end. >> reporter: there are more than 2,000 types of hunting and sporting weapons that are not involved or affecting by ban, but, scott, the push for the ban could end up taking a backseat to measures that have more bipartisan support like a move to strengthen background checks for gun buyers. >> pelley: well, nancy, in senator feinstein's home state, the police in tontanna, california are, taking a different approach to fighting gun violence. they're arming the officers who protect schools with high-powered semiautomatic rifles a
of engagement the u.s., before the election, was expecting would follow the election, would follow an obama victory. that hasn't happened. and so i think michael is rote that we're heading toward a period in which confrontation, even military confrontation, is possible. woe keep waiting for this diplomatic moment. certainly, senator kerry, if he becomes secretary of state, has been-- has been thinking about this for-- for years and i think that would be a at the very top of his agenda. how do you explore a way to negotiated conversation. the sphriens tehran, so far as we can read them, sanctions are tough, but they don't seem to be changing iranian behavior yet. >> rose: is that your assessment, michael, even though the sanctions have been effective to a degree, there have not been changed behavior and their timeexploin their timetable moves apace? >> yes, i basically agree with that. i think when the administration says the iran policy is effective what, they mean is they've lined up support for sanctions and they're hurting the iranian economy. but the-- unfortunately, the-- what hasn't y
, was expecting would follow the election, would follow an obama victory. that hasn't happened. and so i think michael is rote that we're heading toward a period in which confrontation, even military confrontation, is possible. woe keep waiting for this diplomatic moment. certainly, senator kerry if he becomes secretary of state, has been-- has been thinking about this for-- for years and i think that would be at at the very top of his agenda. how do you explore a way to negotiated conversation. the sphriens tehran so far as we can read them, sanctions are tough, but they don't seem to be changing iranian behavior yet. >> rose: is that your assessment, michael, even though the sanctions have been effective to a degree there have not been changed behavior and their timeexploin their timetable moves apace? >> yes i basically agree with that. i think when the administration says the iran policy is effective what, they mean is they've lined up support for sanctions and they're hurting the iranian economy. but the-- unfortunately, the-- what hasn't yet happened is it hasn't slowed down the program
to be his confirmation is all but assured. senator kerry did mention the use of drones. i thought this was really interesting. let's replay the sound from earlier this morning. >> president obama and every one of us here knows that american foreign policy is not defined by drones and deployments alone. we cannot allow the extraordinary good that we do to save and change lives, to be eclipsed entirely by the role that we have had to play since september 11th. a role that was thrust upon us. is that a sign that it's looking more seriously at the after effects, the notion that drones may radicalize certain populations of a country? what -- how did you interpret that? >> well, in some ways i think you have to ask the strigs that directly, but a statement like that may be as much a reflection on how our foreign policy is interpreted or analyzed as much as it is a commentary on strategy. obviously, the drone program has been an effect ti tool or tactic, but even with that kind of capacity, we also immediate to make sure that we have all measures of our foreign policy and security policy
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